Laptop protected by Windows Defender for Office 365, a cloud-based email filtering service.

Defend Against Spam Using Microsoft Defender – Tech Tip for November 17, 2020


This week, as part of our monthly theme of combating spam, we are going to focus on Microsoft Defender for Office 365. Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is a cloud-based email filtering service that helps protect your organization against unknown spam, malware, and viruses. Formerly known as Office 365 Advance, Microsoft Defender is a robust solution for safeguarding your organization against malicious threats posted by email messages, links (URLs), and collaboration tools. It is compatible with Microsoft Look and the entire Office suite. When appropriately used, Microsoft Defender can keep spam of out of your hair and prevent threat actors from getting into your network.

Built-in Features for Dealing with Spam

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 comes fully equipped with the following built-in features that protect against benign or malicious emails: